Photochemically induced isomerisation of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes

Stefano Fanni, Frances M. Weldon, Leif Hammarström, Emad Mukhtar, Wesley R. Browne, Tia E. Keyes, Johannes G. Vos

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The synthesis and characterisation of a series of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes containing pyridyltriazole ligands in different coordination modes are described. The electrochemical and electronic properties of the compounds with respect to the coordination mode of the pyridyltriazole ligand are reported. Upon photolysis of the complex containing the 1-methyl-3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazole ligand, irreversible ligand isomerisation is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Coordination modes
  • Electrochemistry
  • Heterocycles
  • Photochemistry
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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